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Long Beach Peninsula Rhododendron Tour
The Shelburne Inn
Seaview, WA
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A new season opener for the Water Music Society, this first annual self guided tour puts the spotlight on the areas most beloved and showy native, the Rhododendron. For many years the Long Beach Peninsula was home to the the well known Clarke's Nursery, cultivators, developers and suppliers of heavenly Rhododendrons. While Clarke's Nursery is no longer in business their legacy literally lives on all around us.

AN OPTIONAL BREAKFAST AND 25 MINUTE PRESENTATION WILL BEGIN AT 10 AM  AT THE HISTORIC SHELBOURNE INN IN SEAVIEW, WASHINGTON. The talk, given by Steve McCormick and John Stephens, will be built around the history of Clarke's Nursery, and the story of the Rhododendron. Joining them will be Dr. Clarke's grandson, Steve Clarke, owner of the continuing Clarke Nursery landscape business.  

Space for the breakfast and presentation is limited to 40 persons. The cost is $15 per person. The Inn will offer six breakfast entrees accompanied by your choice of bread or muffin, coffee, juice, red potatoes and fresh fruit. Breakfast and Presentation tickets are ONLY available here online. Tickets for the Tour are available now here at Brown Paper Tickets OR at one of 2 locations listed below beginning one week prior to the event.

THE RHODODENDRON TOUR BEGINS AT 11:00 AM. The tour-ticket is $10.00 per person and is separate from the breakfast and presentation.  This ticket will allow entrance to all tour gardens 11:00 AM-4:00 PM and will be accompanied by a peninsula-wide driving tour map locating the five gardens and identifying additional specimens along the route.  Tour Tickets may be purchased in advance here at brownpapertickets.com or over the counter the old fashioned way, starting on April 26 the through the day of the tour at these locations:
1. The English Nursery, at the corners of Highway 101 and Highway 103 in Seaview, WA
2. Bay Avenue Gallery, at 1406 Bay Avenue, Ocean Park, WA
If you purchase your ticket online you must present the Event Tickets that were mailed to you or your Print at Home Tickets at one of the locations listed above. In exchange for your tickets you will receive a  tour map, make the hand-off and you're on your way!

The Water Music Society is very excited to sponsor this new Rhododendron Tour and we are all looking forward to sharing our enthusiasm for these varied, elegant plants.

So, save the date and come join us to revel in the joy of springtime on the Long Beach Peninsula. It's Saturday, May 2, 2015.  Presentation and Breakfast at 10:00 am.  Tour starts: 11:00 am
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PLEASE NOTE, THE BREAKFAST BEGINS AT 10 AM AND THE TOUR AT 11:00 AM. We look forward to seeing you at the First Annual Long Beach Peninsula Rhododendron Tour!


The Shelburne Inn
4415 Pacific Way
Seaview, WA 98644
United States


Education > Tours
Other > Green

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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